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Thursday 17 April 2014

Taylor to hit the ground running as Limerick boss

STUART TAYLOR will be officially presented to the media as the new manager of Limerick today, but the Scot's work is already well under way. The former Hamilton coach, who spent a year playing with Drogheda back in 2002, comes to Shannonside after spending time in Qatar.

He tied up his business affairs there earlier this week and, from afar, has been making enquiries to ascertain the availability of players ahead of the 2013 season.

Kerryman Darren Dennehy, formerly with Everton, is set to sign on the dotted line. The centre-half is without a club since his release from Barnet last summer. The 24-year-old is a younger brother of Shamrock Rovers winger Billy.

Limerick also want to talk Eamon Zayed out of a move to Dubai and pursue in-demand defender Evan McMillan, whose planned move to Pat Fenlon's Hibernian failed to materialise.

Champions Sligo are close to securing McMillan's services. However, Limerick are looking to hijack that move.

Taylor, who played a part in the development of Irish international James McCarthy, will use his contacts in England and Scotland to bring in at least five new players.

His work in that regard could be helped by a budding relationship between Limerick and Manchester City.

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